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"Quite simply, there was conflicting evidence before the circuit court concerning whether the size of the board of directors had ever been expanded prior to 2007, and whether any additional individuals, beyond the original four incorporators, had ever been elected to the board prior to 2007. ...Although the weight of the evidence appears to have favored defendants in this case, the circuit court was not entitled to decide issues of weight or credibility at the summary disposition stage of the proceedings. ...
Reversed and remanded.
Innovative Adult Foster Care, Inc. v. Ragin, et al. (Michigan Court of Appeals) (Lawyers Weekly No. 07-71099) (9 pages) (published opinion) (Jansen, J., joined by Stephens and Wilder, JJ.) On appeal from the Oakland County Circuit Court; Sosnick, J.
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